Master Lu has honed his understanding of energy imbalances in the course of more than 40 years' worth of Chinese acupuncture and martial-arts practice. His finely tuned needlework, which garnered him a spot on City Weekly's Best of Utah 2010 list, can be effectively employed to quell a variety of chronic problems, from headaches to addictive behaviors. Treatments can also help to alleviate insomnia or the depression that so often stems from painting watercolor self-portraits using only your tears.
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Hawaii. A boy dives off a cliff into shallow water and loses his eyesight after impact. Over the next months, the boy undergoes acupuncture treatments with Dr. Maekawa. As the doctor arranges the needles that restore blood flow to the boy's injured areas, her apprentice, Regan Archibald, watches closely. When the boy's eyes fill with vision again, Archibald understands the power of Chinese medicine to heal the body.
In 2004, Regan Archibald opened East West Health in Salt Lake City. He draws together complementary aspects of Eastern and Western medicine with the help of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner on staff. Together, they use acupuncture, clinical testing, and nutrition programs to treat disparate ailments, from anxiety and allergies to tennis elbow and whack-a-mole shoulder. According to Archibald, many patients are surprised to learn that acupuncture and ancient herbal medicine can also remedy gastrointestinal disorders, such as chronic diverticulitis.
Three times a year, Regan Archibald leaves the bamboo plants and earth tones of his clinic to return to Hawaii on a raft made of needles and mugwort. On the same island where he watched Dr. Maekawa restore a boy's eyesight, he broadens his knowledge of Chinese medicine and hones his skills in acupuncture modalities such as seitai shinpo. Archibald is one of only 13 certified practitioners of seitai shinpo, a method centered on the spine and its network of nerves.
Dr. Cynthia Daw, D.C., employs noninvasive LED light to shrivel fat cells without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. This technology was developed by a liposuction surgeon as a nonsurgical means to remove fat. A chiropractic physician with more than 20 years' experience in the Salt Lake Valley and certificates in sports rehabilitation, motor-vehicle accidents, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, and quantum neurological rehabilitation, Dr. Daw is enthusiastically drawn to such safe, nonsurgical techniques.
The team of licensed acupuncturists at SLC Qi Community Acupuncture uses hair-thin needles to treat ailments such as chronic pain, allergies, digestive disorders, and anxiety. To help patients from all walks of life, the clinic charges for appointments on a sliding scale based on yearly income. The community-oriented clinic also features a communal bookshelf brimming with books and a garden basket filled with fruits and vegetables. Guests are welcome to take an item or donate one of their own.